Cockle Strand Beach

Cockle Strand acts as Barra’s airport when the tide is out. and you are not allowed on the upper beach when the red windsock is flying as flights are taking off and landing.

As the name also suggests this bay is famous for it’s cockles.

Roadside parking available.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Cockle Strand Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 23 beaches in Outer Hebrides, or check our list of Outer Hebrides Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 14.3 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 02heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 12.4 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 11.1 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 11.1 m/sec (NW)

Isle of Barra weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Cockle Strand Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Cockle Strand Beach is at Barra (North Bay) 3.90 km (2.42 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 03:42 (Height 3.32m)
   Low Tide at 09:51 (Height 1.90m)
   High Tide at 15:58 (Height 3.30m)
   Low Tide at 22:09 (Height 1.81m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 04:34 (Height 3.51m)
   Low Tide at 10:50 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 16:52 (Height 3.43m)
   Low Tide at 22:58 (Height 1.64m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 05:17 (Height 3.70m)
   Low Tide at 11:35 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 17:34 (Height 3.58m)
   Low Tide at 23:37 (Height 1.46m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 05:53 (Height 3.86m)
   Low Tide at 12:14 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 18:11 (Height 3.71m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:14 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 06:23 (Height 4.00m)
   Low Tide at 12:48 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 18:41 (Height 3.81m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:47 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 06:49 (Height 4.09m)
   Low Tide at 13:21 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 19:08 (Height 3.87m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:19 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 07:12 (Height 4.15m)
   Low Tide at 13:52 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 19:33 (Height 3.88m)

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